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Volume 33 Issue 15

Other complaints surface over problems with different ID cards >

April 5th, 2001

A regional campus staff member last month filed a protest with Pitt's Human Resources that the new Pittsburgh campus I.D. cards penalized regional staff whose I.D.s were no longer recognized for certain University services, including free bus rides in Allegheny County. (See University Times, March 22.) This week, two faculty members raised related issues at […]

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University launches "Partnership for Food" collection April 10-20 >

April 5th, 2001

In an effort to combat hunger in the region, the University is kicking off "Pitt's Partnership for Food" campaign with a food collection drive April 10-20. Steve Zupcic, who is coordinating Pitt's efforts, notes that over 400 area universities, companies and governmental agencies have launched their own food collection campaigns. Contributions go directly to the […]

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The highs and lows of average Pitt salaries >

April 5th, 2001

Both the highest and lowest median sala- ries among the ranks of non-unionized Pitt employees last year were in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences. Among the office's six executive, administrative and managerial staff, the median salary was $173,825. That included Senior Vice Chancellor Arthur S. Levine's salary of $537,000, the […]

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How FAS salaries stack up >

April 5th, 2001

Average faculty salaries in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) ranged last year from $25,564 for instructors in the humanities division to $87,558 for full professors in the social sciences division. Average and median salaries for employees in FAS and other Pitt units as of Oct. 31, 2000, appeared in a recent report by […]

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Trustees change endowment investment formula, retain percentage for spending >

April 5th, 2001

Trustees voted last month to diversify Pitt's endowment investments, with the aim of reducing risk while maintaining an expected 9 percent annual return. But trustees rejected a University Senate committee's recommendation to spend more of Pitt's endowment income to fund scholarships, fellowships and professorships, and otherwise support campus programs. Pitt spends income equal to 4.25 […]

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Pitt convenes group to immunize 30,000 students in county >

April 5th, 2001

A task force of university and community leaders convened by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent John Thompson March 29 unveiled plans for a campaign to help keep more than 30,000 students in Allegheny County in school. In accordance with Pennsylvania law, elementary and secondary schools are faced with suspending students who […]

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Faculty Assembly okays plan for evaluation of department chairs >

April 5th, 2001

Faculty Assembly has endorsed a plan for faculty to annually evaluate their department chairpersons' job performances. "In schools or units which do not have department chairs or use other titles for administrators, the individuals to be evaluated by faculty under this policy are those academic administrators who are responsible for the annual evaluation of faculty […]

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Ballots for University Senate elections due April 20 >

April 5th, 2001

Ballots for the 2001-2002 University Senate elections are expected to be mailed to faculty this week. Ballots for officers and members of Faculty Assembly are due in the Senate office, 1234 Cathedral of Learning, by April 20. Candidates for president of the Senate are: — James H. Cassing, economics, FAS; — Lawrence A. Frolik, School […]

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Pitt sued over firing of employee >

April 5th, 2001

A long-term former employee has sued the University alleging she was fired as the result of her complaints of sexual harassment. Maria Novey was relieved of her duties as director of basketball and volleyball operations in Pitt's athletics department on March 17, 1999. She continued to draw a University salary until Aug. 31, 1999, the […]

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